Date: 8th February 2001
Actress CLAIRE DANES is making up for lost time with a string of new movie deals.
The 21-year-old WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET star put her acting career on hold while studying for a degree at the prestigious YALE university in America. But now her education is behind her, she's set to star in a succession of movies.
First up is IGBY GOES DOWN, a comedy that also looks like starring SUSAN SARANDON and RYAN PHILLIPPE. The film will begin shooting later this month (FEB01). Danes is also set to star in two other films: star-studded drama THE HOURS, which MERYL STREEP, JULIANNE MOORE, NICOLE KIDMAN AND ED Harris have all signed up for; and ALL ABOUT LOVE, the THOMAS VINTERBERG PIC which is set to co-star JOAQUIN PHOENIX. (MCM/WNWCPO)